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Our Fairy Tale Beginning...

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Our Fairy Tale Beginning...

It was better than a fairy tale.

From the moment Time Traveler Tours was chosen by HRH The Duke of York to participate in Pitch@Palace 7.0...

...to the incredible learning gained from BootCamp at the University of Nottingham in the careful hands of my P@P mentors…

...to honing and refining the Time Traveler Tours' business plan and pitch...

...to being present at St. James Palace on the evening of 25 April with the opportunity to meet and pitch to some of the UK's most influential people…

...the experience was extraordinary.

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Vote for Time Traveler Tours. Vote for Cultural Literacy.

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Vote for Time Traveler Tours. Vote for Cultural Literacy.

I woke up this morning, as I have every morning this week, to the pealing of bells from the campanile of Florence’s iconic cathedral complex, Santa Maria del Fiore, popularly known as the Duomo. The heart of this ancient and exquisite city, the Duomo also plays a central role in our new story tour, Buried Alive: The Secret Michelangelo Took to His Grave. I’m here to test the app one last time before we shout its existence out to the world. I'm happy to say that it's working great!

This week in Florence also coincided with the first meeting of culture ministers from the Group of Seven (G7) industrialized nations. Moved by the recent damage inflicted on Roman-era monuments in the Syrian city of Palmyra...

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Pitch@Palace: Our Royal Day Out, Part II

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Pitch@Palace: Our Royal Day Out, Part II

It was nothing short of incredible. I felt like Harry Potter in the opening scenes of the first movie when Hagrid shows up with a mushed birthday cake and says, “You’re a wizard, Harry.”

"Me?" the stunned boy responds. "I'm... I'm just…. Harry.”

Well, there I was... just Sarah... on stage before a room of 400 people, including HRH The Duke of York, telling them how, by harnessing technology and good old-fashioned narrative, I intend to #TurnHistoryOn to reverse the threat to cultural literacy and #MakeHistoryMatter.

But in the earliest drafts of my pitch, I failed to even mention my name...

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Up Next: Our Royal Day Out

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Up Next: Our Royal Day Out

This week I had some amazing -- and very unexpected -- news:

Time Traveler Tours is one of 42 startups to be selected to participate in the prestigious Pitch@Palace challenge!

Established only three years ago by The Duke of York (that's Prince Andrew, Charles's younger brother), Pitch@Palace has already helped over 247 businesses grow, with some enjoying huge global success. It offers us the chance to get the TTT&T concept in front of an audience of global influencers who could be in a position to help catapult us to the next level.

Honestly, I'm not really sure how it happened (or what to wear to the event), but I'm totally going to go for it...

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